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Internet Providers in Roy, Montana
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Internet Access in Roy, Montana
Roy has 8 residential Internet Service Providers, and 12 if you include business and mobile. Consumers in the area have access to 7 broadband choices, which in Roy usually means DSL.
Coverage from the two most common providers, Viasat Internet and HughesNet, in general, will overlap. As a result, the choice between Viasat and HughesNet is common.
DSL-based has a wide coverage area compared to other types of wired broadband around Roy since pretty much all houses are wired with phone lines — the physical DSL wire reaches the home via utility poles outside, which continues to a modem attached to the ethernet jack inside to complete the connection for home Wifi.
There's a decent amount of choice between providers in the Roy area. However, 45 locals still don't have access to multiple providers. If these customers aren't satisfied by their service from the incumbent provider, they are forced to compromise for a lower-grade wireless backup. However, this issue isn't widespread in Roy. The average household has 3 Internet options.
Coverage stats on BroadbandNow comes via FCC reporting, which requires companies in Roy to submit coverage data biannually. By using direct relationships with providers, we are able to cross-validate this data with private data reported by telecoms. This strategy lets us to create more detailed maps and availability data than government tools. Between 2014–2022 our data team has processed 675 rows of data about broadband networks in Roy. The speed averages displayed on this page are calculated based on real-world speed tests originating from Roy addresses from M-Labs, which is integrated into Google search and BroadbandNow. 
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Roy, Montana
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Mid-Rivers Telephone Cooperative||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s||35.9%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|T-Mobile Home Internet||115 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 11s||90.5%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Ultra Home Internet||100 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||90.5%|
|Mid-Rivers Telephone Cooperative||8 Mbps||DSL||17m 4s||81.4%|
|Montana Internet Corporation||7 Mbps||DSL||19m 30s||100.0%|
Internet Provider Competition Map For Roy
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
Compare Roy to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Roy||1.1 Mbps||8||$2.62 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +544.5 Mbps )||21 ( +13 )||$0.33 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( +160.2 Mbps )||20 ( +12 )||$0.33 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( +179.8 Mbps )||19 ( +11 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( +185.5 Mbps )||26 ( +18 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( +178 Mbps )||10 ( +2 )||$0.39 ( $0.00 )|